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Business Travel News Roundup: April 2021

A monthly roundup of business travel news, featuring important technology updates, helpful links and resources, and the latest from the industry.

Christopherson Connections: A Virtual Event SUCCESS! 

Thank you to everyone who attended our first-ever Christopherson Connections virtual event! Here’s what a few attendees had to say:  

  • “Thank you! Great sessions filled with helpful information.” -Jennifer B.  
  • “This conference has been wonderful! Great job! Love the DJ!” -Amy M. 
  • “This is the most fun I’ve had all year!” -Teri S. 

If you were unable to attend or would like to watch the keynote or breakout sessions again, please reach out to your Christopherson Account Manager for the event links. Each session provides key information about purposefully returning to travel and what our vendor partners are doing to support and protect your travelers.    

CDC Says: Vaccinated People Can Travel 

The CDC has said that fully-vaccinated people can resume domestic travel and do not need to get tested before or after travel or self-quarantine after travel.

As for international travel, they said fully vaccinated people do not need to get tested before leaving the United States (unless required by the destination) or self-quarantine after arriving back in the United States. Although you do still need a negative test to board an international flight to the U.S.

Read more about the announcement here. 

Executive Q&A: Christopherson’s CCO Talks About the Era of Purposeful Travel  

We continued our Executive Q&A series last month by interviewing Christopherson’s new Chief Consulting Officer, Matt Cameron. We sat down with Matt to get his thoughts on the travel industry entering “The Era of Purposeful Travel.” What is it and how do organizations implement it? Read the interview here 

5 Major Pains Travel Managers Face as Travel Resumes In 2021 (& How To Overcome Them)  

To help smooth your transition back into traveling, we reached out to several travel managers and asked what major pain points they face as they contemplate getting employees back on the road. Here’s what they said + solutions for each challenge 

Strong Customer Authentication: All your Questions Answered  

Paying for travel in Europe has become more complicated following the introduction of mandatory cardholder verification known as Strong Customer Authentication (SCA). SCA is straightforward for consumers but, when it comes to corporate travel, an authentication step makes matters messy because third parties are often involved in the reservation and payment process. Read this Q&A to learn what you need to know.  

Back to Travel Guide: 2021 Updates on Vaccine Programs, Digital Health Passes & More  

This Back to Travel Guide, created by our global affiliate BCD Travel, helps travel stakeholders lead their companies and travelers to safe, efficient and necessary travel decisions. These What You Need to Know reports are also helpful, timely resources.  

Good News Break 

Here are a few non-travel-related stories our team members enjoyed and wanted to share.  

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